Insurance Continuing Education Requirements for Iowa

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Find out the insurance CE requirement for Iowa agents from a leading continuing education provider in the upper-midwest. We have an overview of the Iowa Insurance CE regulations and the contact information for the Iowa Department of Insurance listed below.

With over 30years experience, agents say, “This is the BEST CE!” Bryan Ventures offers insurance CE classes approved in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. We offer more than 100 non-company sponsored credit hours and many approved CE courses meeting the ethics requirement in MN, IA & WI. We also offer two options for the Minnesota & Iowa LTC Partnership refresher and have two approved required Annuity Suitability and Disclosure courses.

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Several NO EXAM options to meet your Iowa Insurance CE requirement.

All of our LIVE INSURANCE CE classes qualify.

Iowa agents can join us in a LIVE webinar to meet your insurance CE requirement. Or combine your continuing education with a weekend getaway or golf outing by attending in-person classroom insurance CE at our resort locations. Maybe contract with us to bring an INSURANCE CE INSTRUCTOR to the agents in your office, community, or agency network. CHECK OUT the various Iowa insurance CE options and register today so you’ll know why other agents say, “This is the BEST CE!”

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Summary: Resident Iowa Continuing Education Continuing Education compliance and license renewal must be completed prior to the expiration date on the license. See  Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 191.11.

Iowa Insurance Continuing Education 2021 Changes –  IOWA INSURANCE CE REQUIREMENTS UPDATE. 

Only courses approved by the Iowa Insurance Division will satisfy the Iowa CE requirement. Credits Required for Major Lines of Authority: 36 credits are required of which at least three (3) credits must be in the subject of Ethics. Self-study credits that do not count towards obtaining a national designation are limited. Only half the producer’s credits (18) may be obtained as self-study if they are non‐designation courses. The exams must be closed book and monitored. A passing grade of 70% is required.

Crop Only: A producer who holds a license with only Crop, have a CE requirement of 15 General hours and 3 Ethics hours) In lieu of CE hours, to meet CE compliance, the producer may retake the insurance exams for the lines of authority they wish to renew.

Iowa Administrative Code: Chapter 11,  191—11.3 (505,522B) Insurance continuing education requirements for producers. 11.3(7) A producer may elect to comply with the CE requirements by taking and passing the appropriate licensing examination for each qualification held by the producer. a .A producer who holds property and casualty lines of authority must successfully complete the commercial insurance subject examination. b .A producer who holds an excess and surplus line of authority must successfully complete the examination for the excess and surplus line of authority and the commercial insurance examination. Retaking exams may be done 90 days prior to the license expiration date. A copy of the Pearson Vue examination pass report needs to be submitted to the Division so the producer’s file can be updated to show CE compliant.


A. A producer who is licensed for only credit or surety.

B. A producer who is an attorney licensed to sell insurance. Licensed attorneys who are also producers need to submit to the Division proof of continuing legal education for the appropriate calendar years during the CE term.

C. A nonresident producer who lives in a state where CE is required.

More information can be found at the Iowa Insurance Division website –

Contact the Iowa Insurance Division


1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 100

Des Moines, IA 50315


515.654.6600 – Main Number

515.654.6565 – Producer Licensing



Three other things about the IA Insurance CE Requirements

Iowa allows you a lot of flexibility regarding the content of the courses you can take to fulfill your insurance continuing education requirement.


Regardless of the topic you select for your insurance CE classes, the credits will apply to your line of license. If you have a P&C license, you can take a life or health course, or vice versa. All of our courses are approved for insurance CE in Iowa so feel free to take any class that interests you.


Insurance agents in Iowa are required to take at least 3 hours of ethics, but they can have more–in fact, you could renew your license with all ethics course hours. Many agents enjoy our ethics material, and this means you can complete as many ethics classes you wish.


Only identical classes completed within the same renewal period would be considered duplicate and would not qualify. If there is an insurance CE course you enjoy, you can take it again for your next renewal and it will qualify toward your insurance CE requirement.

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W. Floyd Brannan

Independent Agent


Bryan Ventures provides the  BEST CE classes out there–without exception! Because you make them fun, I stay engaged in the information and your classes always offer me some new information. After 38 years in the business, it’s great to have continuing education that is of value to both me and my clients.

William Hellerstedt

Financial Resources Planning

Great service and material. The BEST of part insurance continuing education with Bryan Ventures: It was super easy! I completed all my insurance CE in just two days for only $30.00! Bryan Ventures offers a value for insurance CE that cannot be beat!

Jonathan Otterbacher

Independent Agent

Normally you’d think of insurance classes as boring. NOT the case with Bryan Ventures! The class time went quickly. The instructor was engaging. The topics were interesting.   Thank you so much for hosting a FUN learning experience.  No doubt it is BEST insurance CE!

Lynn Erickson

State Farm Insurance

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“Thanks again for providing the most entertaining CE classes EVER! Kaplan should attend your classes to take notes on how to keep agents engaged. See you next year!”

Andrew Nolting

Independent Agent

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Clifford Hanson

Accord Benefit Resources, Inc.

So grateful I got off Web-CE! Having used other web-based online insurance CE platforms, I found Bryan Ventures to be the most engaging, educational, humorous, and least hassle online CE available in Minnesota. The bonus, if you have any questions, Renee is great to work with! “

Mark Berglund, MBA

Medicare, Health & LTC Broker